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Videogame-only Kickstarter alternative debuting at E3 2012
Posted: 22.04.2012 06:34 by Comments: 6
Netherlands-based Gambitious will be debuting at E3 2012, with the intention of being a crowd fundraising service like Kickstarter, but only servicing videogame development. The other major difference will be that the company will be focusing on European development at first.

According to CEO Korstiaan Zandvliet, there's another important difference. Those who invest become actual investors with the chance of earning money.

"The main difference between Gambitious and the currently popular Kickstarter is that the former does not rely on donations. Instead, a developer decides what percentage of the required funding people can buy. Someone who invests money in a project, becomes a shareholder and is entitled to dividends," stated Zandvliet.

The service will also be aiming at Steam, iTunes, Nintendo eShop, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network development.

Several high profile projects were launched on Kickstarter, including Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, The Banner Saga and Double Fine Adventure. Since March, Kickstarter has raised $10M for projects.
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Comments

By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 22, 2012
FoolWolf
Becoming an investor might sound fun and all and making a small amount on money could be nice. And nice to see that there will be more ways to get your games and that games as business is expanding. Don't think that many will actually become rich though...
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 23, 2012
JonahFalcon
You do get a free game. :p
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 23, 2012
nocutius
It sounds like a nice idea.
Worst case scenario you get your copy of the game.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2012
FoolWolf
...or nothing ;)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2012
nocutius
I'm assuming there would be some legal issues for the "developer" in such a case :).
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 24, 2012
FoolWolf
If they file for bankrupt you would have to stand in line to get what money is left from any assets - but more than that? It's a risky business...